The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 10

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A. Constable, 1807

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Page 177 - Majesty asked what I thought of my new acquaintance, Lord Dartmouth ? I said, there was something in his air -and manner which I thought not only agreeable, but enchanting, and that he seemed to me to be one of the best of men; a sentiment in which both their Majesties heartily joined. ' They say that Lord Dartmouth is an enthusiast,' said the King, ' but surely he says nothing on the subject of religion, but what every Christian may, and ought to say.
Page 343 - But if there would be a manifest absurdity in turning towards any employment thirty times more of the capital and industry of the country than would be necessary to purchase from foreign countries an equal quantity of the commodities wanted, there must be an absurdity, though not altogether so glaring, yet exactly of the same kind, in turning towards any such employment a thirtieth, or even a three hundredth part more of either.
Page 135 - I do declare that I do not believe that the Pope of Rome or any other foreign prince, prelate, person, state, or potentate, hath or ought to have any temporal or civil jurisdiction, power, superiority, or pre-eminence, directly or indirectly, within this realm.
Page 193 - may be the excellence of the common-sense school of philosophy, he certainly has no claim to the honours of a founder. He invented none of it; and it is very doubtful with us, whether he ever rightly understood the principles upon which it is rested. It is unquestionable, at least, that he has exposed it to considerable disadvantage, and embarrassed its more enlightened supporters, by the misplaced confidence with which he has urged some propositions, and the fallacious and fantastic illustrations...
Page 177 - I don't like in prayers; and excellent as our liturgy is, I think it somewhat faulty in that respect.'
Page 480 - Medical reports of cases and experiments with observations chiefly derived from hospital practice, to which are added an inquiry into the origin of canine madness and thoughts on a plan for its extirpation from the British Isles.
Page 176 - ... was a book they always kept by them; and the king said he had one copy of it at Kew, and another in town, and immediately went and took it down from a shelf. I found it was the second edition. 'I never stole a book but one,' said his Majesty, ' and that was yours (speaking to me) ; I stole it from the queen, to give it to Lord Hertford to read.
Page 187 - Be it so : but this advantage is not without inconveniences, sufficient, perhaps, to counterbalance it, When a European arrives in any remot.e part of the globe, the natives, if they know any thing of his country, will be apt to form no favourable opinion of his intentions, with regard to their liberties ; if they know nothing of him, they will yet keep aloof, on account of his strange language, complexion, and accoutrements. In either case, he has little chance of understanding...
Page 176 - Queen sitting in a chair. We were received in the most gracious manner possible by both their Majesties. I had the honour of a conversation with them (nobody else being present but Dr. Majendie) for upwards of an hour, on a great variety of topics, in which both the King and Queen joined, with a degree of...
Page 94 - ... but the fact is, that it is now our second person singular. When applied to an individual, it never excites any idea either of plurality or of adulation : but excites, precisely and exactly, the idea, that was excited by the use of thou, in an earlier stage of the language.

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